no-churn pineapple ice cream {recipe}

No-Churn Pineapple Ice Cream - kitchen frolic - This super easy no-churn ice cream recipe has a taste of the tropics!

Even though summer in Toronto this year has been on the ‘cool’ side, and it’s nearing the end of August, I refuse to let summer die. And what better way to continue on celebrating than by whipping up some ice cream?

Now, don’t get the wrong idea – I LOVE my ice cream maker. But I’ve been seeing lots of “no-churn” ice creams floating around the internet lately and I wanted to give them a try.

No-churn ice cream is super-simple to make. This recipe only requires a few ingredients and very little time (except for the overnight freezing). Although I have to admit that it’s not as smooth as the ice cream that comes out of my machine, it’s still a wonderful frozen treat and is a a great alternative if you don’t own an ice cream maker (or forgot to freeze the mixer bowl ahead of time as I often do).

no-churn pineapple ice cream

A couple of tips:

  • no-churn ice cream freezes harder than normal ice cream (probably because there’s less air), so I try to take it out of the freezer about 15 minutes before serving to let it warm up and soften a bit to make it easier to scoop.
  • to avoid freezer-burn, place a layer of plastic wrap (or you can use parchment paper) over the ice cream (under the lid) to create a good seal and keep moisture out

The best thing about this no-churn ice cream is that you can easily swap in any fruit for the pineapple – use your favourite fruit or whatever is in season – the sky’s the limit!

no-churn pineapple ice cream
  • 2 cups (500 mL) pineapple, cut into 1-inch cubes (or you can use crushed pineapples)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • 10 oz (300 mL) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups (500 mL) whipping cream (at least 35% milk fat)
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together pineapple and vanilla extract.
  2. Pour the pineapple mixture into a blender and blend to an applesauce consistency (you can leave it chunkier if you prefer)
  3. In a large bowl, stir the pineapple mixture into the condensed milk. Set aside.
  4. In a large, chilled bowl (I used my stand mixer bowl), beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently stir about 1 cup of the whipped cream into the pineapple mixture until well mixed.
  6. Fold the remaining whipped cream into the pineapple mixture.
  7. Scrape the entire mixture into a large plastic container, cover with lid and freeze overnight.

no-churn pineapple ice cream via kitchen frolic

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    • Thanks Helene! This was my first recipe for a no-churn ice cream too (I have an ice cream maker so never thought to not use it! LOL). But I love how easy (and tasty) this is! Not to mention quick! Thanks for sharing my pic!

  • Yum! I make a lot of ice creams using my Thermomix but have never made a pineapple version. This looks oh-so refreshing and delicious, can’t wait to try. (ps – I just found your blog via the FBC facebook discussion about Stumbling…) 🙂

    • Thanks for stopping by Helene! I just saw your post in the FB page too! (Loving that forum) Looking forward to checking out your blog some more and getting some recipe ideas! 🙂

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